Mom Fail Moments: Crayons and Chicken?

Two mom fail moments from the last few weeks. Life with a toddler and infant can be crazy.

When you stay at home with a two year old and an 8 month old you are bound to have a different story everyday.  Some days are success stories and others are epic failures.  Today I’m sharing just a few entertaining mom fail moments that I experienced two weeks ago.

Mom Fail Moments: Crayon Catastrophe

Two mom fail moments from the last few weeks. Life with a toddler and infant can be crazy.

I have slowly been removing naps from my two year old’s schedule.  Neither of my babies are the best sleepers and I have been struggling to get my son to sleep through the night and stay in his room for a while now (no judgement needed people, okay thanks!).  So as you can imagine, when you remove a nap from a two year old you increase your chances for tantrums and “special” moments.  Enter this lovely experience of coloring on the floors.

Mom Fail Moments: Lunch in the shopping cart?!

Two mom fail moments from the last few weeks. Life with a toddler and infant can be crazy.

I should have known that the events following this incident would be entertaining.  After dealing with the crayon fiasco, I decided that I was going to go to the grocery store to pick up a few things for lunch and some ingredients for dinner.  Naturally, I assumed that TJ wasn’t hungry.  We had already had our breakfast and morning snack.  It was also an hour before our usual lunch time.  Once we got to the store, I went to the deli and picked up some chicken and went on through the store minding my own business.

As I get to the produce section of the store, a sweet elderly lady stops me and asks if I could help her reach an item on the top shelf.  I immediately help her and turn my attention away from my two little monsters.  Why did I do this?!  I turn back around and what do I see? TJ eating a piece of chicken!

Yes, he decided to help himself to our box of chicken right there in the middle of the grocery store.  I’m sure I’m not the only person who has experienced this sort of thing, but I can assure you it doesn’t make me feel any better.  So many things ran through my head:

“I didn’t know he was hungry!”

“How embarrassing!”

“He better not waste a piece of that chicken now.”

“This is pretty funny though.”

“I hope they don’t kick me out of the store.”

“Well, at least he’s entertained.”

As you can tell, I have the tendency to go from one extreme to another.  As I think back about this story, I can definitely laugh about it now.  Can you spot the other mom fail in this photo? Yes, that’s right.  Miss Ella is chewing on the grocery cart! The germaphobe in me is freaking out as I look at it.  Ugh!

In honor of the many #momfailmoments that I’m sure we’ve all experienced, I’ll be sharing a few funny stories some friends have shared with me (with their permission of course).  Be on the lookout for this fun post soon!

Do you have a #momfailmoment? Share some of your stories in the comments below!


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    December 5, 2016 at 9:39 am

    LMAO!! Oh MY!!! The joys of motherhood!! Well, I’m sure there could be worse things that could happen, although the crayons on the floor is a tough one. All you can do is laugh it off and move on, right?

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      December 7, 2016 at 1:11 am

      So true! Thank goodness for Swiffers and magic erasers lol

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    December 5, 2016 at 10:09 am

    That is so funny! My kids did stuff like this all the time in stores. My son decided to wash his hair when I was in the shampoo isle!

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      December 7, 2016 at 1:10 am

      Omg! That’s hilarious! Leave it to our babies to entertain us forever!

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    December 5, 2016 at 10:34 am

    LOL! This is something my son would do…well either one of my kids honestly. I probably would’ve been like seriously…and then just laugh and took a picture too! No Worries Mama…it’s like 2 year olds ALWAYS have their own agenda! LOL!!!

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      December 7, 2016 at 1:09 am

      Who are you telling? I can’t really figure out when he became so demanding lol.

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    Mimi Green
    December 5, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I am cracking up, it is always funnier when it is someone else and not you. Our kids do this at all of the wrong times. I’ve had lots of mom fails with each of my kids. My youngest is 4 so I’m sure I’m due for more. I hope he enjoyed that chicken girl.
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      December 7, 2016 at 1:08 am

      He did enjoy the chicken, not a piece left on the bone! lol

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    December 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I can so relate to this! My kids are way older but when they were little we had days like this.

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      December 7, 2016 at 1:07 am

      The funny thing is I’m sure the best of these days are yet to come.

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    December 6, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Lol! I’m not a mother but this is H I L A R I O U S! Your kids are fine and I appreciate you being transparent. The incident with your son and chicken reminds me of something my students would do.

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      December 7, 2016 at 1:07 am

      He’s a hot mess lol!

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    Michelle Malone
    December 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Hahahaha…love it! I guess he didn’t realize he was hungry either until you put that box of fried chicken in the basket. What a cute story! Ok, so how did you remove the crayon from your floors?

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      December 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Swiffer wet jet! Works wonders lol plus I make sure to buy washable crayons and markers.

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    Joyce Brewer
    December 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve fed my son more times than I can count – from the comfort of a shopping cart.
    But my biggest fail has been feeding him fish and peanuts – which he’s allergic to – and enduring the violent vomiting.
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